Ryan Pushed “Obamacare Lite” and it Flopped!

by Al Benson Jr.

After John Boehner left as Speaker of the House the Republicans were, supposedly, going to replace him with a real “conservative” who would be truly concerned with the will of the people. After lots of backroom dealing, we got Paul Ryan instead. He was touted as a “conservative” but that was a pile of West Texas cow chips, as he turned out to be little more than a water carrier for Comrade Obama.

Comrade Ryan, oh, pardon me, I meant Speaker Ryan, has long been a part of the Ruling Establishment, concerned with preserving the status quo (stiffing the public), which is one reason he never supported Donald Trump in his presidential bid. Trump just wasn’t one of the “good old boys” and if, by some fluke, he won, Ryan was going to do nothing whatever to help him along because he took his orders from the Ruling Establishment of which he is a part. And their plan has long been to derail Trump by whatever means possible, be it by far-out Russian conspiracy theories about Trump cavorting around with every Russian despot back to the Czar, or whatever. And I have to be honest, it’s the “whatever” that bothers me.

Trump had promised before the election that he would repeal and replace Obamacare, and up to this point, it seems as though Trump has been trying to fulfill the promises he made to the American people–something I have never seen any candidate  do in my lifetime. But when it came to replacing Obamacare,  Trump seemed to lean on Paul Ryan to handle this and it seems that Ryan already had a plan that he said would do the trick. Well, guess what? It didn’t. I have not read any of the ins and outs of Ryan’s “replacement” bill, but from comments I have seen from others who did, it seemed like he was replacing as little of Obamacare as possible and retaining, in some form, as much of it as he could. This would have been so typical for the “conservative” Ryan that anyone who has watched him should have expected it. A major part of Ryan’s chore as Speaker of the House has been to preserve as much of the status quo as possible while giving the appearance of helping to dismantle it. A thorny chore, but so far he’s been up to it.

However, he health care “replacement” bill did not fool too many people. Of course the Democrats were expected to vote against anything that might even minimally weaken the health care diktat of their cherished Barack. But then, the Democrats today are, to all intents and purposes, further to the Left now than the Communist Party dared to be forty years ago, so what else is new?

However, there were some Republicans, some of them in what they call “the Freedom Caucus” that could see through this Obamacare remake and they were not going to vote for it–thank heaven! As much as I want to see Obamacare repealed, and as much as Mr. Trump seems to want to see it repealed and replaced, this bill of Paul Ryan’s was not the vehicle that would have done that. It preserved more than it replaced–and I’m sure that was the intent.

There have been calls now for Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House, and, given his conservatively insipid performance since he’s been up there, I think that’s a capital idea. Only if he does, this time the Republicans need to do a lot better than just picking another RINO like they did the last time!

If Mr. Trump is really serious about “draining the swamp” he is going to find out that many of the major contributors to the perpetuation of the swamp are in his own party and they are trying to deep six his efforts every bit as much as Hillary, Soros, and the rest of the Lefties are, because, in the final analysis, they all work for the same people, and the party labels are superfluous.  We should pray for wisdom and  discernment for the President. He will need all he can get, lest the Judas goats overwhelm him!

The Cultural Marxist Mystique

by Al Benson Jr.

Way back in those antediluvian days we refer to as 1960, Dr. Fred Schwartz, founder of the Christian Anti-Communist Crusade, wrote an informative book called You Can Trust the Communists (to be Communists).  It must have been really good in its day. It went through eleven printings that I know of and, amazingly, it is still available on Amazon. I’d recommend getting a copy.  It was a book that delved into the Communist mindset, or worldview, and it explained why they do what they do (and they’re still doing it) and why they think the way they think. Their mindset is still alive and well among the Leftist “social justice warriors” we are currently hearing about.

Over the years I have read countless articles that have pointed out many Communist activities and atrocities, and the people that wrote most of them seemed, somehow, amazed that the Communists could, supposedly, “speak out of both sides of their mouths” at the same time and be such hypocrites for doing it. As sincere at these folks were, they did not understand Communism. The Communists, by their lights, and in their  own eyes, were not hypocrites but were perfectly honest and sincere. Like our cultural Marxists today, they had their own view of what words meant–and their meaning was not our meaning. Words didn’t (and don’t) mean to them what they do to us. The word “peace” is a glowing example. To us (normal people) the word “peace” means everyone getting along with one another, live and let live. Dr. Schwartz explained how the Communists viewed “peace.”

He observed: “The Communists believe they are at war. They desire “peace” with all their hearts. But to them, peace is that golden consummation  when the progressive force of Communism totally overwhelms American imperialism and climaxes in Communist world conquest. By definition, ‘peace’ is Communist world conquest.” And the Communist will never be at “peace”  until that objective is accomplished. If that is the case with this one word, can you begin to imagine what they do with words like “justice,” “love,” “honor,” “integrity?” Even though they and we use the same words we, literally, do not speak the same language they do.

With the cultural Marxist of today it is no different. Whatever else he may be, he is still a Marxist and he thinks like a Marxist. Most people today who write about cultural Marxists do not understand them any better than their grandfathers understood Communism.  And because we have not learned in the past several generations, we continue to make the same mistake today. Many think they can just compromise with the cultural Marxists, a little give and take, and everyone will be happy. Not so! There is no compromise with “those people”–it has to be “their way or the highway.” Talk to someone in the Sons of Confederate Veterans  who has tried to dialogue with someone in the NAACP. They will tell you–and we have to learn that. We don’t seem to have yet.

For the cultural Marxists it is totally permissible for for them to do what they openly condemn us for doing because they honestly believe they are doing it for a “righteous” cause and that makes all the difference. In their eyes, if you have a “righteous” cause you are allowed to do anything whatever, no matter how underhanded, sneaky or dishonest, because “the end justifies the means.”

So when the “presstitutes”  in the “news” media (who are cultural Marxists) put out their fake news, and then accuse others of what they themselves do, that’s okay, because their fake news is being used toward a good and noble cause–the destruction of what is left of the Christian West and the Free Enterprise System and those who support it. That, in their eyes, justifies their doing whatever they have to do to promote their agenda.

So they are not hypocrites–they are cultural Marxists, which means, in their thinking, that they are allowed to do all the rotten stuff that is forbidden to us because, after all, they are doing it for all the “right” reasons.  Believe it or not, they really think this way. They really believe this.

So we err in calling them hypocrites, because they are 100% sincere in what they think and do, just as their Communist grandfathers were 50-100 years ago. This may not make sense to normal people, but it is the way they think! This is what most on our side fail to grasp. We are not dealing with mere hypocrites–we are dealing with committed ideologues. Rather than just labeling them hypocrites we should be exposing their mindset and explaining to people how it works.

I will note one example that should be obvious to all of us, especially those of us that live in the South. Try to grasp what this means here in the South in regard to Confederate flags and monuments, school names, street names or whatever. Most naive people seem to be under the delusion that if we just remove a few flags, or even take down some monument, our opposition will see our sincerity and leave us alone. As the man says “Dream on Alice!” It will never work out that way and our side had better start  realizing that now. You can’t just “be nice” to those people and try to meet them halfway. When you attempt to do that they sense victory and will go for your throat!

They are at war with your total culture and history and they will not quit  until they have utterly destroyed both–and left your children and grandchildren with Nothing!  At that point, they may decide they are at peace with you–if you can no longer resist, but don’t count on it. The minute they discover some Confederate or Southern symbol they missed on the first go-round, the war is on again.

Only when they have totally destroyed your Christian faith, culture, and history, and left wreckage in their place, will they be at “peace” with you because they you have nothing  left to fight back with. The total destruction of your faith and culture is their “peace.” Folks, we have got to get this through our heads. The only thing “those people” understand is resistance!

If we are not ready to give their agenda for us total resistance, then they will defeat us and remove our children’s and grandchildren’s faith and heritage. And total resistance encompasses much more than just the flags and monuments.

Taken from the First Quarter 2017 issue of The Copperhead Chronicle.

Please check out the latest article on http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com for March 27th where Trump questions why the House Intelligence Committee has no questions whatever about Hillary’s deal with the Russians to sell them 20% of our Uranium. This is the question that is not supposed to be asked and will  probably never be answered.

Deep State Cultural Marxists Won’t Quit Until Trump Is Gone

by Al Benson Jr.

One thing Donald Trump had better realize is the truth of the headline for this article. If he really grasps that it may help him to resist what they are trying to do to him. And he will need to resist because they will continue trying to have him for lunch if he does not.

An article on http://thehornnews.com  for March 14th noted: “According to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , Hillary has been busy behind the scenes plotting an impeachment. The former secretary of state is conspiring with the intelligence community to impeach President Donald Trump, Assange says, and wants Vice President Mike Pence to take over the White House. According to Assange, Pence is preferred by Hillary and her cronies because he’s more ‘predicable’–and can therefore be more easily defeated.” Assange claimed he got this from two people in the intelligence community who passed it along to him. If true, it confirms the fact that Hillary indeed plans to run again in 2020 and she’d rather run against Pence than Trump because she thinks she can pretty well figure out what Pence will do in advance. The people who told Assange this said that Pence was “aware” of the plot. At this point I would not want  to accuse him of that, so we will just have to watch and see how it all goes down.

Now if you are like me you have to be getting sick and tired of all the anti-Russian fake news the prostitute press has been throwing at us for months now. If you were to accept it you would think that Donald Trump can’t blow his nose without asking Putin’s permission. I don’t doubt that 99% of it is of a very high grade of that stuff you find out in a West Texas cow pasture. I have no love for Putin, who has been part of the KGB in an earlier life, nor am I a Russia-lover who thinks Russia can do no wrong. The history of communism there is enough to give the lie to that foolishness. However, I  have noticed  that the people in Washington who claim to be so horrified by what Russia is doing now seemed to have no problem with what Russia, as part of the Soviet Union, did under communism. That didn’t seem to bother them, but a Russia, supposedly without communism seems to annoy them no end. Is there a lesson in that fact for us?

An article on http://www.ZeroHedge.com for March 10, authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org observed: “If Trump doesn’t adopt the Cold War 2 approach of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and is forced out of his own administration in the same manner as (Michael) Flynn, it will become clear why once we learn who would replace him: Mike Pence. As the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin observed: ‘Pence is seen by many in Washington as a figure who might stand up for the traditionally hawkish views he espoused while in Congress, a proxy of sorts for the GOP national security establishment…according to Rogin, behind the scenes, Pence will ultimately help shape Trump’s foreign policy into the traditional style witnessed under Obama:” In other words, Pence, one way or another, will be used to shift Trump’s foreign policy to one that turns out to be anti-Russian. That will make the arms manufacturers and the military industrial complex deliriously happy. I’m not saying we should not strengthen our national defenses–we should. But let’s don’t go looking for a fight!

And as most intelligent folks realize, some of Trump’s worse enemies are not in Russia, they are a mere two miles down the road from the White House in Obama’s new mansion where he has set up a command post for the purpose of tearing down Trump’s administration. An article on March 12th on http://www.teaparty.org states that “Even since Trump got into office, Barack Hussein Obama has been completely consumed  with taking our new president down. As information continues to emerge about his shadow government and his illegal spying on Trump throughout the presidential election, now an insider close to ol’ Barry is revealing one of Obama”s daily routines…it shows just how truly demented and obsessed Obama has become since Trump’s January 20th inauguration ceremony…Rather than resorting to his favorite hobby of playing golf, Obama spends all of his waking hours literally  obsessing over the man who succeeded him in office…Obama leads daily conference calls with Democratic politicians, where they plot vile new strategies for how to completely obliterate Trump and his administration.”

Now we are told that Valerie Jarrett has move into Obama’s command post (mansion) to help “mount the insurgency” against Trump. According to an article by Dr. Susan Berry which appeared on Blabber-Buzz  for March 3rd: “…Jarrett, Obama’s former special advisor in the White House, has moved into the home with former lady Michelle Obama. I’ll bet that’s a cozy arrangement! When Obama was in office there were some who claimed that Jarrett was the real brains in the White House and kept the Obama (Soros) agenda focused. Could it be that this is the reason she is now moving in with the Obamas–to keep Barry “focused” on the real reason he is there so that he doesn’t wander off and spend too much time at the golf club or waste his time “obsessing” over the man who succeeded him?

However this hodge-podge works out, Mr. Trump has to realize he has many, many enemies, both inside and out of his administration and, more than ever, he needs prayers for wisdom, guidance, and discernment, because there are many in Washington and other places that do not wish to see him or the American people do well or succeed.

The Spying Federal Pigeon

by Al Benson Jr.

Just about every day, when we drive across the bridge over the bayou, there is a whole group of pigeons  perched on one of the telephone wires that parallel the bridge. Most people don’t even think about them and just drive by without noticing them. But, if you take the trouble to find a place to stop and look, with field glasses, you will see that one of them looks a little different than the rest. That’s because it’s not a real pigeon–it’s a pretend pigeon, with a hi-tech camera hidden underneath its pretend feathers–and it’s busily taking pictures of every car that goes over the bridge and recording the license tag numbers. That way, the federal spymasters know who goes over the bridge and how often.  If you cross too often you may one day get a visit from a federal snoop from an agency with such a long name you can’t even remember it, and he’ll want to know why you cross the bridge so often and ask you if you are on your way to any clandestine, anti-government meetings with all those crossings.

Now admittedly, the little story in the previous paragraph is a bit of a farce, but the idea came to me when I saw a photo of a batch of cameras all lined up and fastened to a pipe. I have no idea where the photo was taken, but it reminded me of those pigeons we often see when driving on that bridge over the bayou. And we are so spied on as a society anymore, and our right to privacy has been so completely compromised, that the pigeon story almost has credibility.

I just read a short story on http://www.Infowars.com for March 9th which started out with: “Former Representative Dennis Kucinich  warned the Vault 7 data dump by WickiLeaks  demonstrates the United States is sliding down a slippery slope towards totalitarianism.” And the former Congressman said the “wholesale gathering of the nation’s ‘haystack’ of information by the government’has eroded the concept of a’right to privacy’.” Kucinich has never been one of my favorite politicians, but he has a valid point here.

The article also noted: “Kucinich argued the Vault 7 revelations, as well as legislation like the Patriot Act,  have created a constitutional crisis, and called on the American people to demand the government end its mass surveillance.”

And, there was another article, also on Infowars, for March 7th, by Paul Joseph Watson, that stated: “According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, the intelligence community is petrified of a congressional investigation into claims that Barack Obama spied on Donald Trump because it would expose the fact that every American is under mass surveillance and that their conversations are all being digitally recorded by the NSA” (Emphasis mine).

According to some articles I have read (and I have a batch of them sitting here) the Vault 7 documents show how the CIA hacked telephones, TVs and computers. From the WickiLeaks we find out that “CIA has an espionage division more powerful than NSA with no checks and balances…CIA turns smart TVs, iPhones, gaming consoles and many gadgets into open mics…CIA can spy on you through your smart TV…CIA turned all internet enabled consumer electronics in the world into listening devices.” There’s lots more, but this gives you a basic idea of what they have been doing to us (all for our own good naturally). Comforting thought isn’t it? If you and your wife are in the same room and you happen to have either your computer or your smart TV on, then whatever you say to one another is being monitored (for your own good naturally). The feds are making sure you stay “safe” (and controlled) tonight.

I don’t doubt for a New York minute that everything I do on my PC is being monitored–incoming and outgoing, whether it’s research, email, or articles for my blog spots–they already know it all, even before the people I am sending it to do. And if they are doing it to me, you can bet the farm they are doing it to you.

Just a little something to meditate on.

The Real Civil War is Now!

by Al Benson Jr.

In all of my growing up years the (fake) history books informed us that from 1861-65 we fought a “Civil War.” Needless to say, that was inaccurate. A civil war is when two opposing forces fight for control of the same government. What happened in the 1860s hardly fits that description. The Confederate States were not fighting to overthrow the government in Washington. All they wanted was to be free of it, but the Regime in Washington wasn’t having any of that because, as it turned out, the Southern states paid most of the tariffs in the country and to let them go would have cost the North and the government in Washington big bucks and so the South had to be kept in the Union so it could, as the man in the old John Wayne movie said “remit the extortion money.”

When the shooting part of that war was over, the government in Washington then resorted to that old Karl Marx favorite “reconstruction.” That was a charitable term for stealing anything of value left in the South after the shooting was over. But, whatever you want to call it–the War of Northern Aggression (an accurate title) or the War for Southern Independence (also accurate), it was not a civil war. The two sides were not fighting for control of the federal government in Sodom on the Potomac (yes folks, it was that, even back then).

However, what you see going on in Washington nowadays could more properly be called a civil war, because you have the legitimately elected administration of Donald Trump fighting against a shadow government that is trying to force it out of office and much of that effort is being controlled by the former president, who is, no matter what they say of him, a Marxist. And for help he has the lady Trump labeled as “Lying Hillary” and then there is George Soros, whose very deep pockets are paying for much of this effort. Soros, a former collaborator with the Nazis in his younger days, spends his money now fomenting revolutions around the world–and in the United States. To say he is to the left of Ho Chi Minh would be charitable.

Lots of folks reading this will be tempted to say “Oh, that’s only Benson’s opinion, what does he know?” And while I might not know a lot, there are other knowledgeable people that do.

One of them is Joachim Hagopian, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer. On March 6, 2017, and article he wrote appeared on http://www.lewrockwell.com

Mr.Hagopian made several penetrating comments in this article and I cannot cover all of them here but I will try to hit a few of the pertinent ones germane to the current situation. He observed: “The United States federal government in Washington is under attack today. Our nation’s capital is presently under siege, not from military bombs or rockets fired by any foreign enemy but from powerful enemies within…With Obama-Hillary-Soros forces ostensibly maneuvering outside official government channels, against America’s legitimately elected President Trump, and their loyalist foot soldiers–the neocons…loyalists within the CIA/NSA/FBI still operating inside deep state, … with Mainstream Media, this sinister alliance is also organizing legions  of clueless young leftist protesters to be at the ready for deployment in the streets to wreak havoc violently rioting as paid insurgents. What we have here is an American Spring uprising, an insurgent regime change operation taking place right here in our own country, currently bent on overthrowing America’s existing ‘democratically elected’ government.” You could call it a coup if you want, and it is probably at least that, but I contend that, where you have a legitimately elected government which is being assaulted by an illegitimate “shadow government” that wants to assume control, then you have a civil war.

Never have we had a situation such as the one that presently exists in this country now where the legitimately elected new government is under constant (and I really mean constant) attack by the losers on the Left, to the point where they are using all manner of political slight of hand and outright lying to assume control that they were incapable of gaining via the ballot box. These people are truly cultural Marxists, to the point where they honestly believe they have the right to wield the power in this country and to hell with what the electorate wants! And they are, as I write this, attempting to seize it anyway they can.

So, whether we recognize it or not, we are in a civil war–against the Leftists who are working to usurp power they are not entitled to, but want anyway. And they mean to have it! Our citizenry had better wake up and realize what those people are all about. If they manage to oust Trump from office, where do you think you Second Amendment rights will be then–down the commode, that’s where. For starters, we better pray about all of this and ask the Lord’s guidance as to how we should respond–and it ain’t by letting them put their combat boots on our necks. And we better pray for the president, too, and pray against those who are trying to tear the country down.

Is Trump Being “Watergated?”

by Al Benson Jr.

I have a good friend in Illinois who is an astute observer of the political scene. We used to work together and so could bounce stuff off each other that we felt was important on a regular basis

However, since our move to Louisiana that type of interaction has become rather difficult and so we are forced to do that kind of thing via email. But we do try to keep up and send each other material we feel is pertinent.

We have both followed the Deep State’s continuing attempts to deep six Donald Trump, which has become ever more apparent in the past couple weeks or so, most especially after Michael’s Flynn’s departure from the Trump Team.

I got the following commentary from my friend on February 16th and felt it was worth passing along to my readers (some of whom seem to have gone back to sleep since Trump was elected). My friend observed that: “What’s happening now to the Trump Administration is very reminiscent of what happened to Richard Nixon with Watergate. With Nixon, the establishment removed the inner circle around Nixon one by one until Nixon stood all alone. While this was going on, there was a gradual movement building in the House of Representatives to impeach Nixon. As Nixon stood all alone, this movement in the House started to take off and Nixon resigned as a result…I believe that the same strategy is now underway with regard to Trump. It will be interesting to see how all this progresses. The present forces behind this move are very powerful and very skillful.” And also very evil!

He also sent me a copy of an article from http://www.Bloomberg.com written by Eli Lake. The article seems to be an attempt to link Trump to the Russians, a theme the Leftists never seem to tire of playing with. It would seem, from this article, that everyone of Trump’s close associates except his second cousin is being investigated by the FBI for possible “Russian connections.” How long this will go on is anybody’s guess, but probably until they find some way to get Trump out of office (legal or otherwise)–and rest assured, that is being worked on by the Deep State. They do not want Trump in the White House! He is an agenda-interrupter for the Deep State and they have to get rid of him as soon as possible.

Rest assured, Bloomberg is no friend of Trump’s and the closing paragraph in the article noted this: “In the end, it was Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition.  Nunes (Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) told me Monday night that this will not end well. ‘First it’s Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus.’…Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree.”  I don’t think Priebus will be any loss at all–he is an Establishment Republican and I have heard comments about him being a main source of some the the damaging leaks. The other three–now that’s something else altogether.  Do you see the pattern here?  Same as what they did to Nixon. They “Watergated” him right out of office. This is what they are trying now to do to Trump and I hope and pray that he and those closest to him will begin to see what is going on.

Trump, the Lying Media, and “Christian” Marxism

by Al Benson Jr.

Today (2/16) I watched a news conference given by Donald Trump. Confronted by a whole hoard of mostly hostile media carnivores, Mr. Trump managed to hold his own and even get in a few licks. He didn’t take any baloney from them and even threw back a couple questions at them that none of them dared answer. The vitriolic attitude of what passes for the “news” media was never more apparent and Mr. Trump told them, right out, at one point,  that “No one  believes you anymore.” I must say it was quite refreshing to see someone tell the prostitute press off. It has been decades coming, and they don’t like it. Maybe we should see about reserving  a crying room in the basement of the Washington Post for them.

Trump asked the media people right out, where they were getting all the classified information about what was going on in his administration, information no one is supposed to be aware of, yet they are reporting their skewed version of it on TV and in news articles. Obviously there seems to be someone in Mr. Trump’s administration that is playing Brutus to his Caesar, which, given the Shadow Government’s desire to destroy his administration, should surprise no one. Whoever this person or persons is,  they need to be given the boot and sent back to crawl under their Leftist rocks along with Obama’s Organizing for Action and other Far Left radical groups, many of which are funded by George Soros.

For those of you that think you have seen the last of the Clintons and Comrade Obama, disabuse yourselves of that silly notion right now. Those people mean to rule us, whether we want them or not, by hook or by crook (and knowing the Clintons it will be mostly “crook”).

There was an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com this morning, written by Joseph Smith that originally appeared in American Thinker. Mr. Smith has observed that: “Persistent rumors of Hillary Clinton’s 2020 presidential aspirations are not sitting well with the left-wing media. Matt Latimer claims he can prove that Hillary is ‘running again’:  And the facts are clear that the former secretary of state is doing everything she needs to do to run for the White House one more time. If she finds a path to do so, she will take it…” And he noted some of Latimer’s commentary: “Most defeated rivals disappear after their loss. Instead, Clinton sounded very much like she was still on the campaign trail. (Because, of course, she is.)…Clinton is not going to spend the rest of her life haunted by the question of ‘what if?’ What if I could run again– and win? Besides,  seeking the White House has been her aspiration for decades. What else is there for her to do? Yet, barring some calamity, Clinton is running.” And besides, who else will give Obama the third term he’d dearly love to have (and would have seized if he thought he could get away with it). For some reason, George Soros, who pulls his marionette strings, wouldn’t let him, but like Hillary, unfortunately, he hasn’t gone away either. He is sitting two miles from the White House, doing as much damage to the Trump presidency as he possibly can. Mark my words, the American public is yet going to have to deal with this loathsome pair again unless the Lord intervenes.

On top of all this Leftist garbage still floating down the Potomac,  we have another article, also from http://www.lewrockwell.com authored by Christopher Manion, the title of which was Do Catholic Bishops Miss Obama?  You might as well ask if the Pope was Catholic–the answer to both questions would be the same. Mr. Manion, who is Roman Catholic, knows where the Catholic Church is coming from, at least at the leadership level, and he exposes that quite plainly. He noted that: “Donald Trump has scared the devil out of America’s Catholic bishops. They have supported the Democratic agenda for so long–global warming, amnesty, raising the minimum wage, and national health care–that they can’t seem to let go…Given Trump’s reversal of Obama’s pernicious policies, why aren’t Catholic bishops cheering? Why haven’t they told the faithful and the public that at last we have a president who defends the rights of the unborn, who defies the United Nations bureaucrats, global warming and population control, andd who will put families and not bureaucrats back in charge of their children’s schools? In various ways I have asked countless bishops this question, and none of them will answer.” What does that tell you about the Catholic bishops? It should tell you something, if you still have the ability to think. How many of them really care about the rights of the unborn–if those rights happen to get in the way of an Obama or Clinton agenda? Catholic folks need to start asking their bishops these questions, and expecting coherent answers from them instead of theological gobbledygook.

Years ago I recall talking to a Presbyterian missionary in South America. While down there he came into contact with lots of Catholic priests in the area he was in and he observed that, although they were personally sociable to him, “They were all Marxists.” And lest anyone think I am picking on the Roman Catholics, there are lots of Evangelical Protestants that fall into this same category, some without even realizing it. But some do. The Christian Church, whether it realizes it or not, has a Leftist problem it is going to have to deal with some day.

Mr. Trump has people in his administration that he will have to deal with because they are not there to advance his agenda but are rather there to promote the program of the Shadow Government at the expense of his agenda. And the Church has the same problem,  with some in it who would rather point people to the tenets of Marxism than to the Sermon on the Mount–and the Church will, at some point, have to deal with that and expose it.